Workplace Trends

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful (I think I Need a Sick Day)!!
January 3, 2019
If you are in a state with mandatory sick leave, employees may be invoking their right to no-questions-asked leave when you otherwise prohibit any excuses.
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21C Workplace Success Begins with a Handshake (and Eye Contact)!
December 12, 2018
The 21st Century is in full swing.  Yet, we still don’t quite know what it means to be a 21C workplace.
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Raining Cats and Dogs in the Workplace? It’s Pawssible
August 15, 2018
I gush over any dog I see – anytime, anywhere.  So this begs the question: will I ever be able to see a dog every day while I’m at work?
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Twitter Storms, Flash Floods, No Jobs
August 8, 2018
The incessant rain on the East Coast, interspersed with weird calms of blue-sky sunniness, are jarring in ways that make one reflect.
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Lessons Learned from those “Special” Treats in the Breakroom or at the Office Party
May 31, 2018
About two weeks ago, it was widely reported that a Michigan woman brought brownies baked with laxatives (yes, you read that right) to work for another employee’s going away party.
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Wait – That E-mail Is a Legal Agreement?
May 17, 2018
I know I’m dating myself, but as a lawyer of a certain age, I like a legal agreement to be in paper, with handwritten signatures.
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No, You Can’t Sleep on the Job, Especially when it’s a Matter of Life or Death!
May 11, 2018
There’s one issue that seems to come up on a regular basis. It involves employers asking for advice about terminating employees who have violated work rules but also have engaged in legally protected activities, such as taking leave under the FMLA.
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To Affinity and Beyond: A Look at Legal Risks and Recent Trends in Corporate Affinity Groups
May 4, 2018
Affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups, have been a popular tool for companies to meet diversity and inclusion goals by helping to attract, retain and develop women, minorities, and other underrepresented protected groups in the corporate hierarchy.
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Another Anonymous Employee Posting App? Watch Out!
February 15, 2018
Employers struggle with the challenges of social media platforms that allow employees to post information, complaints, and even disclose confidential company information on an anonymous basis. Often, the information is false or misleading.
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What Can I Do To Protect My Business From A Data Breach?
February 5, 2018
Cyber attackers are waging an invisible war against businesses everywhere. In an instant, a cybercriminal can hack into a business’ network, access confidential information and wreak havoc.
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Employers – Don’t Let Your Emojis Get the Best of You
January 31, 2018
Emojis and emoticons, which we all use to add flavor and emotion to dry, text based communication on our phones, emails, or Facebook messages, have become points of contention in a variety of legal disputes.
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Limits on Incentives for Participation Wellness Programs
November 20, 2017
Wellness programs are often used by employers to promote healthy lifestyles among their employees and reduce their health care expenditures. There have been several studies over recent years that have found a reduction in health costs for employers who offer wellness programs.
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Tweets Follow

Jan 17

New @SHRM Court Report: Terminating Disruptive Employee Wasn’t Age Discrimination:

Jan 16

RIFs Are Not the Easy Solution for Problem Employees:

Jan 16

Arbitrator Went Too Far in Ordering Violent Nurse Back to Work: